hcq volume 22, issue 2, P10-12 2019 DOI: 10.12927/hcq.2019.25912 View full text
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Jennifer Frood, Geoff Paltser

Abstract: Harms related to opioid use (whether prescribed or obtained illicitly) represent a growing cause of concern in developed countries, including Australia and Canada.This report examines the characteristics of opioid-related care visits to emergency departments (EDs) or hospital admissions and groups them into five distinct harm profiles. These profiles and their respective distributions illustrate how opioid-related harms differ across care settings in Canada. Opioid dependence and accidental poisoning were the …

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